Wireless data market 'set to explode'

2 Nov 2007

According to a recent report by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, mobile data services in the country will explode in popularity over the next three years. Non-voice services such as SMS, video calls, music downloads and wireless email currently account for about 10% of ARPU, and are expected to grow to about 30% by 2010, translating to USD3 billion per year.

Canada’s largest three operators by subscribers – Rogers Communications, Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility – all have live 3.5G networks in operation and have been investing heavily in 2007 in expanding coverage. Between them the three cellcos control 95% of the wireless subscriber market. For further details, visit: http://www.telegeography.com/products/global_comms/index.php